Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Roforofo Fight-LP-South

Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Roforofo Fight

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Fela’s poetic use of broken English helped in resonating his message throughout Anglophone Africa.

The lyrics of ‘Roforofo Fight’ illustrate Fela’s frustration at intolerant, violent human behaviour by depicting a fight that breaks out in the streets in Lagos.

‘Go Slow’ is a 17:22 minute groove of first-generation funk featuring a rhythmic interplay so intrinsic to Fela’s Afrobeat. Lyrically, the song uses traffic jams in Lagos as a metaphor to critique the harmful social and environmental impact of urbanisation.